STRATEGIC FOCUS AREAS

GOVERNANCE

The programme aims to realise three interrelated outcomes with their interconnected pathways which are:-

  • By 2020, Local Government Authorities (LGAs) in areas where we work deliver improved quality services.
  • By 2020, in areas that we work, decision making and democratic processes better reflect citizens’ rights especially those of marginalised groups, PWDs and minority and women
  • By 2020, in the areas we work, communities have strong capacities and institutions for dialogues and conflict management.

 

In order to realise these noble ends FCS will work with CSOs at both local and national levels and use them as a vehicle to empower communities to address governance issues.

The Governance Key Result Area will focus on four key themes:

  1. Social Accountability Monitoring
  2. Women’s land and property rights
  3. Harmful Traditional Practices and Social Inclusion
  4. Peace and Conflict Management

 

In this area, FCS will facilitate CSOs to empower communities especially marginalized groups, PWDs, minorities and women to engage in policy processes, carry out budget monitoring, demand transparency and their rights to inclusion by submitting recommendations and petitions to the government and parliament on policies.

FCS will facilitate CSOs to empower marginalized groups such as of inclusion of PWDs to demand inclusion in decision making processes, advocating for youth and women rights . we believe therefore that PWDs, women, youth and minority groups will be protected, defended and enjoy their rights.  Also FCS will work with carefully selected CSOs to conduct peace campaigns, carry out peace dialogues at various levels and facilitate the formation and strengthening of community dispute settlement mechanisms.

 

LIVELIHOODS AND MARKETS

The programme aims to realize three interrelated outcomes with their interconnected pathways. We will in this context focus on three key objectives:

  1. Ensuring that youth and women entrepreneurs have secured greater access to market and livelihood assets and resources.
  2. FCS believes that if women and youth demand their rights, increase interactions with LGAs and challenge polices then, LGAs will be more transparent on opportunities for women and youth, they will allocate budget for women and youth empowerment and will set aside market spaces for women and youth entrepreneurs and then youth and women will generate profits from businesses.

     

  3. Enabling smallholder farmers to access adequate extension services and improved security of tenure.
  4. FCS believes that, if CSOs mobilize and raise awareness of smallholder farmers on extension services and market access then, smallholder farmer clusters will be formed, they will also acquire knowledge and skills and increase interaction with LGAs and extension officers. With increased capacity, smallholder farmers will demand their rights and challenge agriculture policies and practices.

     

  5. Ensuring that communities have increased capacity for climate resilience and are more accountable on natural resource management.

FCS believes further that, if CSOs mobilize communities and LGAs on climate change and Natural Resources Management and if they facilitate linkages between communities, women, youth and smallholder farmers and the private sector, then LGAs will be aware of their roles and responsibilities, communities will have knowledge on climate change and Natural Resources Management.  With increased knowledge and capacity, communities will monitor and demand proper management of natural resources by LGAs and with growing momentum demands, LGAs will respond to challenge and criticism from communities on natural Resources Management.

 

 

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